Origins Available: English
The Spenceley surname derives from the Old French word "despense," from the Latin "dispendere" meaning "to dispense;" as such, it is thought to have been an metonymic occupational
surname for someone in charge of the pantry of a great house or monastery. The Middle English word "spense" means "larder" or "storeroom."
Early Origins of the Spenceley family
The surname Spenceley was first found in Yorkshire
, where Simon del Spens (or de la Despense) was on record in 1300, in the Charters of Guisburn Priory, Yorkshire
. Other early records include Amice ate Spense, listed in the Subsidy Rolls
of 1327; and William atte
Spence listed in the Subsidy Rolls
of Worcester in that same year.
Early History of the Spenceley family
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Spenceley Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Spence, Spens, Spense, Spenceley, Spencley and many more.
Early Notables of the Spenceley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Spenceley family to Ireland
Some of the Spenceley family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Spenceley family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Spenceley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Spenceley, who sailed to Barbados in 1635
- John Spenceley, aged 24, who landed in Barbados in 1635 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Spenceley (post 1700)
- Alfred Spenceley (b. 1890), English Amateur Boxing Association of England lightweight champion in 1911
- George Spenceley, English photographer, mountaineer on the South Georgia Survey, 1955-56, eponym of Spenceley Glacier, Antarctica